A Closer Look at Diabetes


The number of Americans diagnosed with diabetes jumped 49 percent from 1990 to 2000. Diabetes is the main cause of kidney failure, new cases of blindness, and lower limb amputations, and is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. In this six-page brochure, a joint project between the American Diabetes Association and NPC, we take a closer look at the factors that influence drug spending for the treatment of diabetes.